The Danville micropolitan area has once again been ranked in the top tier of micros for new and expanding business projects by SITE Selection magazine. The area includes Boyle and Lincoln counties.
Out of 576 micropolitans in the U.S., Danville was tied for a rank of No. 27 nationally and was ranked No. 2 in Kentucky, according to a press release from the Danville-Boyle Economic Development Partnership.
A Micropolitan Statistical Area contains an urban core (Danville) of at least 10,000 but less than 50,000 in population.
Each micro area consists of one or more counties, including the county containing the core urban area (Boyle), as well as any adjacent counties (Lincoln) that have a high degree of social and economic integration (as measured by commuting to work) with the urban core.
Danville has ranked in the top 100 micropolitan communities in the United States for the past seven years.
“Given the recent Academy Awards, I can compare SITE Selection’s rankings as the Oscars of the economic development profession,” said Jody Lassiter, president and CEO of the Danville-Boyle County Economic Development Partnership.
“I am gratified to see that the Danville Micro continues to perform competitively in our business development results among 576 micropolitan areas in the country.”
SITE Selection magazine’s annual Governor’s Cup rankings have placed Kentucky fourth in the nation for new and expanded industry activity in 2013. Continue reading